7 NYPD officers, sergeant sickened by heroin fumes in Queens

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REGO PARK, Queens – Seven NYPD officers and a sergeant were taken to the hospital Friday after they were sickened by noxious heroin fumes during a call in Queens, law enforcement sources said.

Investigators secured the apartment and received a search warrant. Inside the fifth-floor apartment, they found wads of cash.

Law enforcement was called about 2 a.m. Friday to an apartment building on Saunders Street near 63rd Drive on a report of an emotionally disturbed person.

This cash was found inside a Rego Park, Queens, apartment where eight police officers became overcome by suspected heroin fumes on Sept. 1, 2017. (NYPD)

When they arrived, they met with a resident who called 911 and tried to reach the suspected emotionally disturbed person but that individual, at first, would not open the door to his apartment.

Police said the 39-year-old was high and burning heroin as officers were outside his door.

When the cops finally entered the apartment, they became ill, feeling light-headed, dizzy and nauseous.

They were taken to a hospital in unknown condition. All have been treated and released.

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